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Investment in the ASP is Making a Difference…
in the Classroom. Thanks to the support of individuals who
believe in the ASP’s mission, our on-line teacher’s
newsletter was revitalized in 2006, allowing us to continue publishing
this valuable resource for in-service teachers around the world.
The newsletter received thousands of hits in the months leading
up to the Mercury transit, which was featured in the fall issue.
The winter issue, written by a member of the Hubble team, discussed
the Pluto debate and included a newly developed classroom activity.
Universe in the Classroom can be viewed online at www.astrosociety.org/uitc
ASTRO. With fourteen sites across the country, over 600 amateur
and professional astronomers partnered with local teachers to serve
over 20,000 students in Project ASTRO with over 175,000 students
served during the course of the program.
ASTRO. At locations across the country, over 10,000 families
benefited by attending a Family ASTRO event. The Gemini Observatory
partnered with the Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i for two highly
successful Family ASTRO evenings and the state Department of Education
office indicated, "We in the Department of Education always
struggle with ideas of how to increase meaningful parent involvement
in school functions and academics. This school/community event was
an example of how to do it right."
from the Ground Up (AFGU). A national program to provide informal
science educators at smaller nature centers, science centers, and
museums with training, materials, and support so they can better
communicate the excitement of modern astronomy to their visitors.
In the last year, educators from around the country participated
in AFGU workshops in Tucson and Boston and through on-line distance
learning. Close to 100 educators currently participate in our on-line
Night Sky Network. A partnership program of over 240 amateur
astronomy clubs from every state with more than 5,400 events reaching
over 450,000 people in face-to-face education and public outreach
activities over the past three years.
Volume 118 published 159 papers, four invited reviews, two regular
reviews, eighty-seven research articles, fifty-nine papers on instrumentation,
data analysis or atmospheric phenomena, five dissertation abstracts,
one conference highlight and one editorial. This volume set a record
by printing 1,770 pages.
Series. Since 1988, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
has published the renowned Conference Series as part of its century-old
mission to advance the science of astronomy. Since that time we
have published more than 375 volumes touching upon all aspects of
astronomy and astrophysics.
making a gift today to support these and many other programs
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